So glad to have found this list and the incredible
community that thrives here...
I just started with argyrotypes this week, trying
papers, exposures, etc. Today I used distilled water for the clearing step and
it helped maintain my dark values whereas my ordinary tap water here in So
California, seemed to bleach back the image. I understand that adding citric
acid can help quite a bit in this regard. If I held water overnight in order to
let the chlorine dissipate and added citric acid, would that help with what I'm
experiencing? Could another acid be used, maybe acetic acid or a bit of
distilled white vinegar?
Thanks all...looking forward to participating here
and learning from all of you!